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Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020  Mr. Speaker, I have the same concerns. The track record is not there with the government as it relates to privacy. We have seen this in a variety of different areas where it has not taken this sort of thing serious. That is all the more reason the bill needs significant review to

November 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020  Mr. Speaker, absolutely, it is valuable, but it really raises the question about why the Liberals would prorogue Parliament. Why would we not get on with these things? This is the kind of legislation that has been delayed. The government has been studying it. It is one thing to t

November 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020  Mr. Speaker, there are no specifics in this particular act that would deal with that directly. That is all the more reason this particular piece of legislation needs more study.

November 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020  Mr. Speaker, what is in the act, with the increased fines, certainly provides somewhat of a deterrent. People are going to look at those fines. Then it becomes the reality of how do we ensure we enforce those fines. This is a new system with this tribunal. It looks like there is

November 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020  Mr. Speaker, does the member believe there has been adequate consultation regarding this legislation, particularly with the provinces that have their own privacy acts covered under PIPEDA?

November 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020  Mr. Speaker, it is a great opportunity to rise today to speak to Bill C-11. We are surrounded by data that seems to be out of control, lost by corporations, sometimes stolen from governments. Data that we voluntarily give up about ourselves is being collected billions of bytes

November 24th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Travel Agents  Madam Speaker, hard-working travel agents are struggling. In my riding, for over 30 years Paull Travel has provided travel service. It is a company like many others, including independent travel agents, who, after decades of hard work, have found themselves in an impossible situa

November 20th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I request a recorded division.

November 17th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, days after Meng Wanzhou, the executive of Chinese giant Huawei, was arrested in 2018, two Canadians were arrested by a Chinese government in an act of retaliation. However, this government is still toying with the idea of allowing China to plant the seeds of digital

November 17th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, this government has underestimated the scale and ambition of China and its Trojan Horse opportunism for too long. China's counter-espionage law says that in any case the CCP deems relevant, organizations and individuals must provide espionage evidence truthfully. T

November 17th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Judges Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his speech and his support of this very important bill. I want to give my personal thanks to the Hon. Rona Ambrose for the work that she did in the last Parliament. Now we are dealing with this again in this Parliament. I have an organization

November 16th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to electric vehicle charging stations funded or subsidized by the government: (a) how many chargers have been funded or subsidized since January 1, 2016; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by province and municipality; (c) what was the total government expenditure on ea

November 16th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, Canada is the only Five Eyes member to neither ban nor restrict the use of Huawei 5G equipment. Why are we allowing the Chinese government to bully and intimidate our country in a brute force attempt to potentially surrender our citizens' data, privacy and security?

November 16th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the EU's general data protection regulation mandates that all business activities by Huawei meet its requirements. This allowed it to rule that Huawei was in breach of a European privacy law when it failed to comply with the request to provide the data it kept on EU

November 16th, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, the industry minister is responsible for the Competition Act. He knows that. It is up to the federal government to protect consumers and farmers from the unfair fees being imposed by Walmart, Metro and others. Instead, the government wants to pass the buck to the p

November 2nd, 2020House debate

James CummingConservative